Saturday, August 13, 2011

Farm Girl Friday -12 August 2011

This week's Farm Girl Friday has been a while in coming.  It seems I've been running behind in posts since we got home from Scarborough.  Doesn't help that the days are flying by and running together.

I think I've mentioned before how much I dislike my kitchen counters.  I can't seem to find a picture of the 'before'.  But it was blue (which was ok) and really cheap formica-wanna-be.  It's likely original to when they put in water and the cupboards.  It had the metal edging held on with screws (waiting to catch anything knit that walks by).  I know, it doesn't sound too bad.  What I didn't mention was the 2 inch 'patch' the whole width of the counter and is right beside the stove, i.e., right where you spill stuff cooking.  It had gunge in the cracks that was there when I moved in!  I just couldn't get it clean.

So to make this Farm Girl very happy, here's what my Farm Boy did while we were in Scarborough.

Ripped out the old counter tops and the sink that has seen better days.  No matter how hard I scrubbed I couldn't get the porcelain clean.

He may have forgotten the real 'before' picture, but here's a during.  I think these counters must be the best built parts of this house  :)  Those are 19 inch wide boards on the counters.

Also, always make sure you paint your kitchen with scrub-able paint.  I need to do something about the paint in the kitchen, it's impossible to get the cupboards clean.  I've actually got spots where the paint is chipping off.

Here's my shiny new sink.  Stainless steel, so it will be easier to clean.  It's a little bigger than the old sink and just about as deep.  The nozzle of the faucet pulls out to spray around when needed.

This is my main counter.  It's where all my appliances and big bowl live.  Not much space for someone who likes to bake and cook.

I don't use most of these little drawers.  We just can't seem to keep the mice out and it disgusts me to have to clean poop off before using something.  The three "large" doors are my pots and pans.  There is one shelf in there and I have to crawl on my hands and knees to get at most of the pots.  I would love to have some pot drawers.  I think that's what I love about new kitchens most.

I was one happy Farm Girl when we came home and found my new counters!!


Diann said...

Nice! I'd kill to have your nice new countertop and counter space! I have a very small kitchen. :(

Kimberly said...

Looks beautiful! The mice problem would drive me crazy though! Just getting back from vacation, getting caught up on things!!